Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus with Lunch by Private Vehicle & Guide
- Ephesus: Behold its spectacular Great Theatre and the Library of Celsus, amid its other impressive monuments, streets, shops and bathhouses.
- Miletus: More than 60 colonies were founded in Miletus, due to the fact that it was a powerful port between the 7th and 6th centuries BC. Visit its well preserved theater within its famous ruins.
- Didyma: Situated on the coast of Ionia, this sanctuary was popular during ancient times, and was the most well-known oracle in the Hellenic world. See the remnants of its once-splendid Temple of Apollo.
- Totally Private: Hey we love group tours. But we know sometimes you want to explore with just your friends and family. Customized to fit your whole crew - just let us know if you want to invite more peeps
About this Kusadasi tour
Otherwise known as “Scala Nuova” or “Ege Port,” the port of Kusadasi is conveniently situated in the downtown district. From here, you will set off for the ruins of ancient Miletus, where colonies were established on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt and Italy. Located near modern Balat Village in Aydin Province, it was one of the wealthiest cities during the middle of the 6th century BC. Hosting many well-preserved ruins, including a Temple of Apollo, a Byzantine church and an important inscription relating to Jews, Miletus eventually declined due to the silting up of its harbors.
Then, it is onto Didyma, previously an ancient Greek sanctuary on the coast of Ionia. The Temple of Apollo was constructed here, and if you look carefully, you’ll find the archaic temple’s earliest fragments. Didyma was first mentioned among the Greeks in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, and is noted to be the most renowned oracle of the Hellenic world.
Topping the agenda is Ephesus, Turkey’s best-preserved classical treasure. Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and one the best-preserved ancient ruins in the Mediterranean. See the Great Theater and the Library of Celsus.
A place where the rich would have stones heated up so that they could conduct their business in comfort, the vastly undiscovered city is home to numerous architectural structures, such as the Library of Celsus. The leading seaport region was attacked by Lydians, but the Ephesians defended their now-decrepit city by shackling ropes to the Temple of Artemis.
Seek Solitude in Miletus on the Turkish Coast
The contrast between Miletus and Ephesus is big. Miletus is perfect for relaxation and solitude. Overlooking outstanding panorama, the city was constructed around the Aegean Sea and it was one of the most significant cities in its prime. A place for learning, its history stems back to the Ancient Greeks and this history is represented in its streets, which are designed in a grid-like system. The grandeur of its local theater is well preserved in comparison to Ephesus’ smaller theater.
Please exit the port terminal building to meet your guide. Please look for the displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise us when you reserve your tour so we can meet you in the lobby.
Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.
You will be walking for about 3 miles, up inclines and stairs over cobblestone terrain. If you have limited mobility, this tour will be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Full Day, Cultural, Private Tour, Walking Tour
14-seat Air-conditioned Van
English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have knee or hip problems, this tour may not be suitable for you, due to the strenuous nature of the walking required.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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